briar brier

briar brier
noun
1 (C, U) a wild bush with prickly branches
2 (C) a tobacco pipe made from a briar

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  • brier — briar, brier Both spellings are used of two distinct words, meaning respectively a prickly bush and a type of wood (or a pipe made from it). The preferred spelling for both words is briar …   Modern English usage

  • briar — briar, brier Both spellings are used of two distinct words, meaning respectively a prickly bush and a type of wood (or a pipe made from it). The preferred spelling for both words is briar …   Modern English usage

  • Brier — Briar or brier is a common name for a number of unrelated thicket forming thorny plants, including species in the genera Rosa , Rubus and Smilax .Briar or Brier may also refer to:;Sports * Tim Hortons Brier (or simply The Brier ), the Canadian… …   Wikipedia

  • Briar — Brier Bri er, Briar Bri ar (br[imac] [ e]r), n. [OE. brere, brer, AS. br[=e]r, br[ae]r; cf. Ir. briar prickle, thorn, brier, pin, Gael. preas bush, brier, W. prys, prysg.] 1. A plant with a slender woody stem bearing stout prickles; especially,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brier — Bri er, Briar Bri ar (br[imac] [ e]r), n. [OE. brere, brer, AS. br[=e]r, br[ae]r; cf. Ir. briar prickle, thorn, brier, pin, Gael. preas bush, brier, W. prys, prysg.] 1. A plant with a slender woody stem bearing stout prickles; especially, species …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brier root — Brier Bri er, Briar Bri ar (br[imac] [ e]r), n. [OE. brere, brer, AS. br[=e]r, br[ae]r; cf. Ir. briar prickle, thorn, brier, pin, Gael. preas bush, brier, W. prys, prysg.] 1. A plant with a slender woody stem bearing stout prickles; especially,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Briar Patch — may refer to:* Br er Rabbit s patch for hiding as told in the Uncle Remus stories. * Briar Patch (Star Trek), a region of space in the fictional Star Trek universe * Briar Patch (film), a 2003 movie starring Dominique Swain * Briar Patch (novel) …   Wikipedia

  • briar — see BRIER (Cf. brier) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Briar — Bri ar, n. Same as {Brier}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • briar — (also brier) ► NOUN ▪ a prickly scrambling shrub, especially a wild rose. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

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